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This participatory installation will sit in MLK Civic Center Park for the duration of the festival. Visitors will be able to take books from the library’s walls for free and provide a space for discussion and reflection. Twelve alcoves will be formed with pillars created out of stacks of books and will support the shelves.

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The changing number of books will affect the environment and and the architecture, creating a continuous change in color, shape and lighting. This process of alternating construction and deconstruction will allow participants to see how their actions and choices affect public space. “Each person’s input and interaction becomes an integral, valued part of the collective story and experience of Lacuna.” In order to purchase materials, machinery, and pay for logistical costs of setting up and running Lacuna, the team organized an ongoing Kickstarter campaign.

+ Lacuna

+ FLUX Collaborative

+ Bay Area Book Festival

Via CityLab